I look forward to seeing this tv documentary on Leah Chase from my home city of New Orleans. Mrs. Chase is truly a living legend and great ambassador for city.
The remarkable life of the Queen of Creole Cuisine, Leah Chase, is featured in this colorful behind the scenes documentary film.
In New Orleans Leah Chase is as well known as any jazz musician or long time politician. It is true, too, that once you leave the watery city and go in any direction youre bound to find someone who is an enthusiast of Creole food, New Orleans and a big fan of Leah Chase. She has overseen the evolution of her famous dining spot from a sandwich shop that prospered during segregation to a fine dining restaurant filled with her impressive African American art collection.
During the Civil Rights movement the leadership found great friends and supporters in Leah & Dooky Chase. Strategies were devised in the upstairs dining room she devoted to their planning sessions. When describing her memories of those pivotal times she says, I like to think we changed the world through a bowl of gumbo.